The theme of the event was "Turn Data into Doing."

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

October 28, 2019

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(Pictured above: A local Vegas rock band gets the Splunk .conf crowd warmed up before the event’s first keynote.)

A record-setting 11,000-plus attendees, including more than 2,200 partners, descended on Las Vegas for last week’s Splunk .conf 2019 user conference.

The 10th annual user conference saw the unveiling of an evolved Partner+ Technology Alliance Program, a new partner portal, new innovations across its Security Operations Suite and more. The theme of the conference was “Turn Data into Doing.”

Doug Merritt, Splunk’s president and CEO, said his company’s expanded vision is “we are the data-to-everything platform.”

“We are bringing data to every question, decision and action,” he said. “The capabilities we’ve been building … help you act on your data. To do that, you need a system that integrates monitoring, acting, investigating and analysis. It must handle any structure of data, and it must be able to deal with any data source and unlock previously unavailable value.”

The Partner+ Technology Alliance Program now offers enhancements to increase value for partners that build connectors, apps and add-ons to Splunk. This includes a new structure for partner engagement and solution development across the Splunk product portfolio addressing a broader set of customer challenges, the company said.

Aziz Benmalek, Splunk’s vice president of worldwide partners, said his company is innovating through building, buying, and investing in new players and partnerships.

“The richer the portfolio of products and offerings, the better the opportunity for our partner ecosystem because that expands the use case scenarios and offers more breadth of solutions that they can build solutions on top of, and service and provide added value to our joint customers,” he said. “The partner ecosystem is strategic and critical in the way we are going to make the data to everything platform a reality for our joint customers.”

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Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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